MSU Extension has launched a new partnership with the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Extension. The program prepares potential employees from Puerto Rico for employment on Michigan dairy farms by training and screening these individuals in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican workers are U.S. citizens and thereby do not bring with them the concerns of hiring an individual that may not be authorized to work in the U.S. The project will set up a sustainable system by establishing a partnership with the Extension faculty and staff of the University of Puerto Rico to provide the initial steps of screening and training in Puerto Rico and developing a system to bring employees to dairy farms in Michigan who enroll and qualify for the program. The project will also work individually with farms to identify and reduce their employee turnover rate through teaching improved employee management and hiring practices, and developing a cross cultural understanding among employees and dairy employers.

Registration for Puerto Rico Dairy Labor Training and Management Program is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2019.

Registration for Dairy Labor Management Program is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2019.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Stan Moore at 231-533-8818 or moorest@anr.msu.edu.